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Old Sun Dec 29, 2019, 04:36pm
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Question about the game ball.

Why are NFHS and NCAA balls have a white stripe partially around the ball at each end of the ball while NFL balls have no such stripe?

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Old Sun Dec 29, 2019, 08:57pm
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Back in the day, the NFL and NCAA both used footballs with stripes near either end of the ball. The NFL used an all-white ball for a time, then switched to a white ball with black stripes for better visibility during night games. The paint used for the stripes made the ball slick, so the NFL eventually removed the stripes altogether. College football never changed its ball.

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Old Sun Dec 29, 2019, 10:22pm
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Back in the day, the NFL and NCAA both used footballs with stripes near either end of the ball. The NFL used an all-white ball for a time, then switched to a white ball with black stripes for better visibility during night games. The paint used for the stripes made the ball slick, so the NFL eventually removed the stripes altogether. College football never changed its ball.

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